When you use white crayons or clear glue on white paper it is like writing a secret message- it is so fun to see what appears when you apply the paint! Materials Cardstock Liquid watercolour White crayons OR craft glue, a pencil and a shallow tray Paint brush Paper cutter OR ruler and scissors Stapler OR tape Smock Craft tray Directions Draw designs on your cardstock with white crayon (we went with small circles to look like snow) or dip your pencil eraser into craft glue that you put in a shallow container, applying to your paper. Allow to dry overnight. Don your smock. Paint your paper to see you designs come to life. Wouldn’t this be fun to do as an exchange, where one child draws with the white crayon and then gives it to another to apply the paint… *On the next run of this activity, we would paint the other side of the paper as well so the interior of the loops matched.* Cut your paper into strips. We went with ones that were approximately 1 inch/2.5 centimetres thick and used a paper cutter, however, you could also use a ruler, pencil and a pair of scissors to make your strips. Take the two ends of your strip and overlap one onto the other. Staple together. Thread the next strip through the loop that you made with the last to make a chain. Add your festive decoration to a mantle, doorway etc. Purpose Exploring different materials to create a resist technique for painting. Safety Notes Use non-toxic materials. Wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect clothing and surfaces. Use scissors and staplers with care and adult supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.